Respondent 911

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Male dominated culture that looks to reward men for reinforcing and perpetuating the culture as much or more than the competency of the individual

How has patriarchy hurt you?

it keeps the most deserving (competent) from positions of power and influence and hurt my company’s performance to the point it now is fighting to survive.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

dont think that I have

How would you define masculinity?

Hardest question to answer, traditionally think of strength, courage, provider, protector. But all of these things are attributes of females too.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Hard to tell how much misandry versus equal opportunity for women that may come across as anti-male

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 901

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Taking the word apart, the “Patri” part refers to a”people or population and the “arcy” part refers to a leader or ruler. Etymology aside, it seems that despite this being question 2 you have already entered into creating bias from your samples. You seem to be hinting that patriarchy is a gender based inequality based on YOUR understanding of the word, you’ll find that subjects try to please you by answering what they expect you to hear, creating a pointless feedback loop of self gratification. I would guess you’d want people to answer, “Patriarchal constructs put the man in charge, probably on the common misunderstanding that Patri means father, like “papa” and matri means mother, like “mama”. I would argue a woman can be the head of a Patriarchal construct, with within Western civilization as it stands, there are very few true patriarchs. I would answer your original question that a patriarch is a person or group with an autocratic leadership. In England, I’d argue that we’re living in a more progressive society than to allow absolute power of this kind. The closest would be within privately owned business.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Again, massive leading question. Question 1. Is it a thing, Question 2. What is it to you. Question 3. How has it hurt you. What can you expect from people being surveyed. As this is for a story telling piece, you’re obviously looking for drama, rather than any kind of fact. If your story is to influence others opinions, rather than entertain, I’d say you’re going about it immorally.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

..

How would you define masculinity?

Probably worse than the questions above

Does misandry exist?

ESPECIALLY when partnered adjacent to this question.Can females not be misandrist?

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Everyone, no matter what, has experienced prejudice, no matter what form. Both positive and negative. It shouldn’t happen, but we’ve only been out of caves and jungles for a cosmic blink. Give it time, change is already happening at a staggering rate.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Absolutely a feminist, absolutely a progressive, but absolutely a believer in pushing for equality in a way that doesn’t try to harbour negativity. Men don’t have a secret desire to see other men prosper over women, however, if I’m at a job interview for a new role, I want that job whether it’s ahead of a man, woman, whatever. So my personal agenda, as a man, is for me to have success over others, not for my gender.

Respondent 897

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A systematic societal bias towards valuation of masculine characteristics.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Societal expectation that ‘men don’t talk about feelings’ contributed to short term mental health issues that could have been dealt with much easier by talking openly. There is a widespread expectation that men are incompetent in the domestic sphere, and particularly that fathers are not as competent as mothers and are always a ‘secondary’ or ‘substitute’ parent. If there were no patriarchy, it would be socially acceptable for men to talk about feelings openly and be able to take an active role in parenthood with society’s acceptance.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

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How would you define masculinity?

Masculinity is a broad set of characteristics, that can apply to men and women, chiefly associated with dominance, tendency to take action and lead, courage, not displaying emotion, aggression, prioritisation career over family, using material wealth as social status.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

The prejudice takes the form of an expectation of ‘masculine behaviour’ and an assumption of lack of parental competence, lack of empathy and an assumption of sexual aggression.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 891

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

Men and their needs and opinion disproportionately affect society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

It hasn’t.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

I have treated women unfaithfully and not felt enough guilt.

How would you define masculinity?

Confidence in your ability to get the partner(s) you desire.

Does misandry exist?

I don’t know what misandry is!

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An egalitarian

Respondent 886

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A self-perpetuating system of thinking and social organization whereby men are not situated, as everyone else is, but presented as the default. Anyone else is “having an emotional outburst”; I generally get the benefit of just being angry (unless there is another specific axis of oppression at work, like my disability, or if I was a man of colour or trans).

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Aside from the damage men do to women making it harder for me to develop close bonds with exactly the kind of women I get along with most i.e. women who are aware this is happening…My father believed men shouldn’t express vulnerability, so when he wouldn’t give me a ride home when I tweaked my knee, a 40-minute walk took three hours, and my knee hurt for about six months. My PTSD is because of patriarchy; any healing I’ve done is because of feminists.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

When an ex told me she had been sexually assaulted the first thing I did was question how her actions contributed to it — so, gaslighting, rape apologism. I have since seen the magnitude of this and I know it’s because of how I was conditioned to respond, but the damage was still done, and I 100% appreciate her desire to keep me in her past. Thinking about how my first concern in that moment was whether she had cheated and not to offer a hug and say “It’s gonna be ok” and “I believe you” is very painful and a life lesson.

How would you define masculinity?

A sort of ableism of the human spirit. *I have a disability so I’m comfortable using ‘ableism’ in this context

Does misandry exist?

Maybe

Maybe, but misandry doesn’t shoot up college campuses, targeting one gender specifically. That would be misogyny. I might argue that trans exclusionary feminists, in their misguided attacks on trans women (who are women, let me be clear), have some deep and misplaced hatred for men present — but even then that shows up functionally as transmisogyny, not misandry.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Cute story: I was looking at the “Women’s” sandwich board outside a salon/barbershop b/c I wanted to get my hair curled. Proprietor taps on the window from inside, looks at me and points at the “Men’s” sandwich board. Policing a gender binary was important enough to him that he was willing to risk losing a customer (which he did). Amazing, right?

What best describes you?

None of the above

I don’t call myself an ally, I try to live my life in such a way that, hopefully, *other people* would call me one.

Respondent 877

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A pervasive system which privileges men at the expense of women.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Eh… not so much. It’s a pretty sweet deal if you’re a guy. I will say that patriarchy used to be so much better. Now it’s kinda watered down.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

It would be nearly impossible to reduce our interpersonal interactions to one force, “i.e. the patriarchy” when our culture has any number of factors contributing to our actions. Can I say, specifically, that I took x action because of the patriarchy? No, I can’t.

How would you define masculinity?

A commonly accepted set of characteristics and behaviors generally associated with men.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Sure. There are undoubtedly people who hate men because of their maleness. I don’t find anything surprising about that. Is there a large, system-wide, institutional misandry? No.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

Difficult to say. People might have been prejudiced for or against me based on any number of factors – my skin color, my appearance, my social class, my dress. I work in the arts, so certainly there have been times when I was not “exotic enough” for certain awards or opportunities. As my agent would say, “no one is looking for the next great straight white male.”

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 866

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

The societal system by which the attributes of “masculinity” are given disproportionate power at the expense of those not holding such attributes.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

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Does misandry exist?

Maybe

I feel saying yes would imply I believe it exists and is a widespread problem. I am sure it can exist and some people might irrationally hate men, but it is not a widespread, common or important problem.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

An ally to feminism

Respondent 832

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

it’s more complex than it just being about MEN. It’s about powerful wealthy men from a long line of middle and upper class society.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

dur. Of course. Lack of social mobility

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

not in a way I can recognise

How would you define masculinity?

a redundant construct, hopefully

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Women are free to criticise men in a way I wouldn’t criticise men

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

I haven’t noticed it

What best describes you?

A feminist

a humanist

Respondent 827

Does patriarchy exist?

Yes

How would you define patriarchy?

A society geared by the men for the men.

How has patriarchy hurt you?

Ideas of masculinity that are not necessarily truthful or a positive influence. The suppression and subjugation of women ain’t great either.

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

Unnecessary argumentation from a stupid conception of masculinity.

How would you define masculinity?

Tough, no tears, emotionally retarded living.

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Though rare there are some people who (quite possibly justifiably) dislike men. In the broader culture? Nah, not really.

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

If at all it has been unnoticeably slight.

What best describes you?

A feminist

Respondent 819

Does patriarchy exist?

No

How would you define patriarchy?

Old men ruling the world

How has patriarchy hurt you?

I have to wear pants or look gay

How have you hurt people in a way influenced by patriachy?

I got angry once

How would you define masculinity?

Not being a faggot

Does misandry exist?

Yes

Have you experienced gender and/or sex related prejudice?

Maybe

What best describes you?

Nice guy